Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL unveiled: Price, specifications, features

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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launched along with other hardware including a smart video speaker and a Chrome OS-based tablet that Google said is created to provide a full desktop experience.

We don't know much about when we'll see the Google Pixel Slate hit the market, .

According to sources, the upcoming tablet will run Google's Chrome OS and use Intel's chipset at launch.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the successors to the Pixel 2, have albeit leaked entirely, but there's still plenty that remains under wraps.

At the event, Google played up the Pixel Slate's quiet, backlit keypad and stylus, both of which are add-ons.

The Pixel 2 featured a 5.0-inch 16:9 AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441 ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Back in the Nexus days, HTC and Samsung both produced tablets for Google's first-party hardware lineup. Google optimises its Android for Pixel phones well, and the Android 9 Pie on the Pixel 3 XL looks clean, nice and fast.

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Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with an octa-core CPU, paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The premium Android smartphones reportedly have water and dust resistance certification (IP68). The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature a 12.2MP rear shooter with 1.4um large pixel, f/1.8 aperture, and OIS. Besides, the Pixel 3 will measure 145.6x68.2x7.9mm and weighs 148 grams, whereas the Pixel 3 XL will measure 157.9x76.7x7.9mm and weight 184 grams. The rear of the devices could have a single 12MP unit.

The report suggests that the Pixel 3 XL would sport a tall 6.3-inch notched display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The price is steeper now: The Pixel 3 starts at $799 and the XL starts at $899, at least it is not a $1000 phone I guess.

Based on a leaked marketing image of the Pixel Slate, it seems that this tablet's keyboard will latch on the bottom right and left corners of the display. Well, the Pixelbook 2 is also possible as a companion device.

The top-mounted power button may also embed a fingerprint scanner, while the sides may pack antennas for cellular LTE connectivity. The tablet also appears to feature front-facing stereo speakers. We've also seen speculation that the Google Pixel Slate will be able to dual boot into Windows 10 and Chrome OS.

The connection to the keyboard is via a small 4-pin connector, and a touchpad is not missing to control the cursor.

It comes with awesome features, like trigger the Google Assistant and real-time translation using Google Translate. Without the keyboard cover, Pixel Slate will feel great in your hands thanks to its evenly balanced center of gravity, rounded edges and curved 2.5D glass.